A Pharmacy Assistant in Halifax, Nova Scotia earns an average wage of C$13.81 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

C$10.87 - C$20.24
C$11
C$13
C$20
MEDIAN: C$13.17
10%
50%
90%
Hourly Data C$0C$23
Hourly Rate C$10.87 - C$20.24
Overtime C$23.03
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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C$22,181 - C$41,962
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 23 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 33

Job Description for Pharmacy Assistant

Pharmacy assistants are responsible for assisting licensed pharmacists with various administrative duties within pharmacies. Generally, these assistants work hours which are commensurate with the hours of the pharmacy, which may include overnight or weekend shifts on occasion. Although they work with pharmacists, and other technicians and assistants, formal education is not generally required; however, those with training and prior experience within a pharmacy may be preferred by some employers. Prior customer service and clerical experience is highly beneficial, as well.

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Pharmacy Assistant Tasks

  • Receive, store and inventory pharmacy supplies within specified guidelines.
  • Performs clerical support; answers telephone inquiries, files, compiles and maintains prescription records and database.
  • Accept prescriptions for filling, gathering and processing necessary information.
  • Assist pharmacists and technicians with customer service.

Pharmacy Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Pharmacy Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Experience Affects Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

National Average
C$27,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Skills That Affect Pharmacy Assistant Salaries

Retail Pharmacy
▲12%

Order Inventory
▲8%

National Average
C$27,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 63%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 38%